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short - horned lizard (P. douglassii) | by Oneida Val
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short - horned lizard (P. douglassii)

Did you know that "Horny Toads" are not toads at all? There are from the lizard family. When theatened by a predator, some horny toads can squirt blood from a gland on each lower eyelid. The stream can reach up to 4 feet and is distasteful to canines. Their head spikes can prove fatal to snakes that try to swollow a horned lizard.

This little guy was nice enough to let me take a shot of him.

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Taken on September 1, 2011